A call-out has been made to help restore a heritage-listed building in Katanning that is under threat. The most blaring detail of the old St George Hotel isn’t the century-old facade nor is it the rotting turret at the front and centre of the building. Instead, it is the mass amount of pigeons that now call the building home and the gaping hole in the side of the turret. The current occupier of the building, Zanyacs, put out a request for help to repair the damage. The building is situated on the corner of Albion Street and Austral Terrace and operates as a novelty store. It’s unknown what exactly has caused the damage to the turret but the the building is in a sorry state. The open hole in the turret is wide enough that pigeons are nesting in it and there is significant water damage on the top level. Zanyacs manager and building resident Sally Hodge said the turret has been in a state of disrepair for as long as she can remember. “I’m not sure what could have cause the damage, it could have been a storm or something,” she said. Ms Hodge hasn’t had much traction with applications to fix the turret. “There were a heap of comments and suggestions on the Facebook post but I’ve only had one or two people reach out to actually fix or restore the turret,” Ms Hodge said. “And neither of those worked out, one person offered to come to Bunbury and another offered to swing by for a free quote but still hasn’t shown.” Tony Hodge first bought the building back in 2008. Since then the turret has been damaged multiple times, most recently in a storm in 2017 which saw a few tiles knocked off and a new hole form. Expenses and COVID have delayed the repair of the turret leading to some water damage on the first floor. Mr Hodge isn’t too worried about the water damage, saying the pigeons are the bigger nuisance. “The turret is full of pigeons,” she said. “I chased them out a few months ago but they keep coming back.” Mr Hodge doesn’t have a current quote on how much it will cost to permanently repair the turret but received an approximate of $30,000 in 2008. Mr Hodge now looks for materials to patch the turret hole, tossing up between either pressed aluminium or tin as a temporary measure. “I’d like to get the hole fixed before the rain comes in, I don’t want the water damage getting any worse,” she said. “I thought the Shire would help getting it repaired because it’s heritage-listed, even if to put some scaffolding up so I could fix it myself. “But so far I haven’t heard anything back from them.” At time of publication the Shire of Katanning had not responded to Mr Hodge’s request. The Herald contacted the Shire of Katanning for comment.